Gratitude is the motivation for doing good for others, and a positive attitude is what drives that action. Gratitude fuels us to want to do things for others.
Have you ever met people who think nothing good ever happens to them? It's like they walk around with dark clouds over their heads. They say things like, "no one ever gives me a chance?", "why doesn't anyone ever pick me?"
Such people live very selfish, self-consuming lives. How can they experience the joy of significance at all, when significance comes from doing good for others?
When we count our blessings and realize what others have done for us, it inspires us to say, 'I want to do something for someone else.' You have to count your blessings before you can be a blessing.
Cultivate a habit of gratitude.